Pushing the Integrated Employment Agenda: A Case Study of Iowa’s High-Performing Employment System

This brief summarizes data collected from key informants in Iowa about the state’s efforts to support integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It highlights features that contribute to the effectiveness of Iowa’s collaborative structures that have resulted in the state’s success in achieving integrated employment outcomes for individuals with IDD across three state systems: IDD, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and education.

This brief presents findings from RRTC strand 4.3, which is an ongoing multiple case study of higher-performing states. The purpose of the study is to learn about why higher-performing states have been successful, and to further test and refine the High Performing States Framework. Iowa is the 3rd case study to emerge from the project. Download the brief here.


Read additional case studies as part of this series: Maryland, Oklahoma

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